Monday 23 January 2017

Wheelchair vs Pushchair

I've been very wary about wading into the debate that was recently addressed in the Supreme Court regarding who should take priority on public transport: wheelchairs or pushchairs.
"The case was triggered when Mr Paulley, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, attempted to board a bus operated by FirstGroup which had a sign saying: "Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user." 
Mr Paulley was left at the stop because a woman with a sleeping baby in a pushchair refused to move out of the designated area when asked by the bus driver. She said the buggy would not fold.
He had argued FirstGroup's "requesting, not requiring" policy was discriminatory.
"  BBC News website

Now in an ideal world there would be room for all and this wouldn't even be an issue...but it is.

Thursday 12 January 2017

Just keep swimming

Just in case any of you missed the news on my many, many social media outlets...I thought I'd shout a little about it here too. Bella swam on her own! She has been having 1:1 which is actually more like 2:1 for her swimming lessons for months. Water is a hazard for all children but for children like Bella who are unusually fascinated with it, it is a very real danger. Drowning is the biggest cause of death in children with Autism....but enough with the really happy talk *eye roll* 

Wednesday 11 January 2017

January 10th 2018

Ok so the title of this blog is a little misleading as it is mainly about 2016 and 2017 (that still doesn't look right when I type it) but bear with me.  On January 10th 2016 Square Peg Foundation took a wild step into the unknown and launched our mobile sensory room.  Until then we had been Square Peg Clothing (which still exists don't worry) selling T-shirts and Hoodies with a need to do good. That is where the sensory room came in.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Christmas Passed

So Christmas happened! All in all it was a roaring success in the Square Peg household. Considering I've been at our Sensory Santa sessions for three Saturdays in December, our Christmas party on the 20th and had Logan's birthday on the 21st it came together quite quickly.

The Christmas party was great fun and doubled up as Logan's birthday party (cheap Mummy!) His actual 5th birthday went off fantastically too.